Here's the deal, Ladies and Gentlemen.
I would like to commission someone to create an internet search "delegator" - a search spider that can interact and command the other search engines of the WWW (Google, Yahoo, etc, etc) to search all databases in the entire WWW using keywords input to the delegator, and come up with an "answer".
To better explain, though it's difficult:-
You write a program that orders other people's search engines to do our search work (whatever that work is). Most internet databases have a search function built in - libraries, museums, universities, governments. So you write a spider that finds their search engines, inputs your keywords, and asks them to search. This way, we harness the power of thousands of engines, working in unison, for our purposes. Kind of like parallel processing, or a kind of metasystem.
I appreciate that coding a search spider may be a menial task, depending on one's expertise and experience. But, like everything else, it's only easy if you know how to do it !
So, I'd be quite willing to pay someone to do this for me.
I guess the questions are.....who will do it ? How do I determine who to pay if more than one person does the job ? Should I run a competition and pay the winner ? Who will judge ? How much would be a reasonable payment ?
Your thoughts and ideas would be appreciated.